Hiding in Plain Sight

Hiding in Plain Sight

Book - 2014
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"When Bella learns of the murder of her beloved half brother by political extremists in Mogadiscio, she's in Rome. The two had different fathers but shared a Somali mother, from whom Bella's inherited her freewheeling ways. An internationally known fashion photographer, dazzling but aloof, she comes and goes as she pleases, juggling three lovers. But with her teenage niece and nephew effectively orphaned--their mother abandoned them years ago--she feels an unfamiliar surge of protective feeling"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, A member of Penguin Group (USA), 2014
ISBN: 9781594633362
Branch Call Number: FICTION FARAH 2014
Characteristics: 342 pages ; 24 cm


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When her brother is killed by a suicide bomb while stationed in Mogadishu, half-Somali, half-Italian Bella gives up her expat life as a photographer in Europe to care for her teenage niece and nephew in Nairobi.

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Dec 12, 2017

A "quiet" book in many ways. I kept expecting it to "go somewhere," but it was primarily about the aftermath in the life of an extended family after the death in a terrorist attack of the father of two teen-age children, their aunt and the children's long-distant mother who wants back into their lives. I'm looking forward to reading other books by Farah.

Jul 03, 2016

I loved this book. I do not know anything about Somalia, or any of the countries in Africa that are undergoing upheaval. So, from the safety of my armchair I am trying to learn and feel. I found out a lot about myself by reading this.


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